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a new book coming out called "the casual vacancy." it's for adults. it's heavily embargoed as the harry potter books. i don't know anything about it. staff and all of us at amazon love this book called "sutton." the author collaborated on the biography of andre agassi. this is a novel but based very closely on the life of his last days of life after he got out of attica. >> robin hood type guy. >> and handsome and charming and very well read and reporters loved him and so it has overtones of today, who is doing what to whom between banks and regular people. it's a really wonderful novel. and the other novel that i love and is, i think will be sort of a sleeper hit is a book about a very dysfunctional jewish family in the suburbs of chicago, old joke. there's a lot of recognizable people. >>. nonfiction you like "mortality." >> "mortality." it's about esophageal cancer. it's not a happy book but surprising undepressing book. and "500 days" is about the 500 days, year and a half after 9/11, 2001 and what went on in the cia and white house and in places in europe and the middle east. it re
you recommend? >> i would say anything by bryan selznick, and also say the harry potter series is a an amazing opportunity to open up the imagine of children and adults. >> for me, the continuing point was a good one. a lot of black belt books i enjoy. i can't think of any authors. those are books i believe in going forward with industry. >> what books are you reading right now? >> i work at a library so i'm usually reading about three different books at a time. so right now i actually am reading the battle hymn of the tiger moms, which is very interesting, and i'm also reading a innocency drew book. >> i just got out oft a leadership class so i'm reading a book called changing leadership down. know the author yet. i just got the book. >> thanks a lot, guys. >> could i have your names and where you're from. >> i'm christine wiggins from alexandria, virginia. >> what books do you think shaped america? >> i think probably young adult books. i loved -- not the list but harry potter, and things i have -- student and fahrenheit 451, and to kill a mocking -- -- mockingbird. >> do yaw
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